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Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort
Ranked #98 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Reviewed May 27, 2014

The hotel is in a very good location this is why it will cost you $$$. The workers are pleasant for the most part but it does show they might be understaffed somewhat. Check in was good, room was good food was ok. We had the buffet breakfast, fill up because you are paying about $35 a head plus an automatic tip of 18% for the server to bring you coffee or juice and the bill (its a buffet you get your own food). The buffet itself pretty standard breakfast omlette bar toast fruits cereal sausage bacon etc. The pool area is very nice you will need to get there before 9am as the umbrellas are few and it does fill up. Another option is go to the beach where you can pay $19 for the umbrella you get 2 chairs free. They have cabana's and beds for like $80+. Its a decent hotel they do try to make it good but like i said they might need additional staff here and there especially during holiday weekends.
I wasn't happy that i asked the front desk clerk to have housekeeping refill the body wash and leave 2 extra towels that was never done.The shampoo and body wash smelled very nice.
Housekeeping isn't done until late afternoon early evening so that is a little different.
I do like the fact that the staff acknowledges you as you walk around.
I really like that you can borrow the hotel's bicycle and ride around town with them this is a huge bonus you don't realize how much you will walk because driving will not work in south beach.
Valet is $39 per night.

Overall its a good hotel, boutique feel in a large environment. It is south beach you are going to pay for everything, you are going to tip for everything its not cheap.

Room Tip: Try and stay in the higher floors as the street noise is less, don't bother with the ocean front...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

I stayed in the hotel in the beginning of April 2014! We arrived by car and they have valet parking for 39 dolars a night. Our room was very good with a small balcony and we could see the ocean form there. The beds were very confortable. The hotel staff were always very helpful. We booked a bed and breakfast package, so we had breakfast daily at the Florida Cookery near the pool. The continental breakfast buffet was very good and the food delicious. There were plenty of breads, cereals, some fruits, an egg station and beverages (yogurt, coffee, milk and juice). The buffet was about 25 dolars per person but with the bed and breakfast package they only charge on the hotel bill the sales taxes and the gratuities. The pool is very good too, but if you want to get a chair there you have to arrive early, if you arrived before midday you will have to wait a little bit to get one. The overall experience at the hotel was very good. I would probably return there.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

I heard about this place from a friend that stayed here a year before. When we arrived the room we booked was sold out so they upgraded us to one of their apartment suites with a beach view. Woo hoo!!!! The room is beautiful with the great Miami feel. The pool and jacuzzi stays open 24 hours. They have access to beach and chairs for hotel guests. The location was outstanding. We were able to walk to shopping, nightclubs, and restaurants. When I come back I will make sure to come back.

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Reviewed May 24, 2014

The hotel is fine, it was just frustrating that none of the amenities we wanted to use were ever available. All the pool chairs were full, the bikes were always gone, the beach chairs were taken – and I mean everything is taken by 9am. It would have been worth it to just pay a little extra to stay somewhere nicer and be able to enjoy what you pay for.

The hotel also messed us a voucher that we purchased for a dinner at Catch - was a huge downer, waste of an evening and embarrassing since the hotel didn't communicate this to the restaurant.

They also didn't honor our room request for ocean view after I called and sent two emails.

On a good note – The pool and beach staff are amazing. Rooms are lovely. Definitely go for a balcony if you can.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard H, Manager at Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thanks for the feedback. I’m sorry to hear about the lack of availability with our amenities and service. We will review the issues with our team.

I am grateful for the note about the pool and beach team. I hope you will reconsider your decision and join us again in the future.

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

a very good service, very nice decorated room, very clean , a beautiful pool...
We felt ourselves pampered and liked our stau there very much. The service was very friendly and gave us a good feeling, The total impression was vey professional and very nice managed hotel. We will come back for the 15th time during the last 10 yaers.

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Richard H, Manager at Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thank you for the review. It’s great to hear from frequent guests. I appreciate the mention about the team members and service. I will certainly recognize the team for their efforts. We look forward to having you back soon..

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Reviewed May 24, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed here for a week recently and can only rave about how exquisite this hotel is. Fearing we would be surrounded by jersey shore types, it was a relief to discover the clientele at The James is actually sophisticated and progressive. Artists mixed with professionals in a euro, bohemian vibe. Very similar to The James in NYC. Great bar scene. Pool had energy during the day, but not cheesy. The rooms were elegantly styled (get an ocean front) and the staff was friendly, helpful, and just plain cool. This hotel should be the model for all contemporary resort hotels.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Bill K
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Richard H, Manager at Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thanks for the review It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We have made significant efforts to create our own energy in Miami Beach and I'm glad you liked it.

Once again, I appreciate the comments and hope to see you again next year or sooner.

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Reviewed May 24, 2014

The good
My wife had a massage at the day spa and said it was the best she ever had rom Sabine.
Big rooms
Friendly staff
Location
Free bikes for hire

The not so good
Crowded pool means finding a chair is almost impossible after 10am.
Housekeeping was a little sloppy
No al a carte breakfast on Sunday forcing you in to a buffet for $32 per person which is not worth it

Tips
Go out for breakfast to an organic cafe on Washington (5 min walk)
Mexican next door to the organic cafe is also a good option for a lunch or a snack.
Watch the sunset one night at The Standard hotel's bar and grill

Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Richard H, Manager at Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort, responded to this reviewResponded May 28, 2014

Thanks for the details in your review. I will address the issues shared. I appreciate the contribution to help us improve our service and hope to see you again in Miami Beach.

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Address: 1545 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139-3110 (Formerly The James Royal Palm)
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Location: United States > Florida > Miami Beach > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #98 of 212 Hotels in Miami Beach
Price Range: $195 - $663 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Royal Palm South Beach Miami, A Tribute Portfolio Resort 4.5*
Number of rooms: 393
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Royal Palm South Beach Miami boasts an enviable location on Collins Avenue, just north of the iconic Ocean Drive at 15th Street. With direct access to the beach and boardwalk, the resort is near the most appealing attractions of vibrant South Beach. The resort comprises a wealth of refined facilities, including a pampering spa and a pool encircled by cabanas. Dining venues serve authentic plates and cocktails in a relaxing ambience. Some 10,000 square feet of space is available for enchanting events. With iconic ocean or city views, guest rooms and suites house environmentally-friendly amenities and stylish areas for business and leisure. Poolside Suites are distinguished by their expansive outdoor terraces and proximity to the beach and pool. ... more   less 
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